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Thyagaseely Sheela Premaraj

Thyagaseely Premaraj
Program Director Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
tpremara@nova.edu
Dr. Thyagaseely Sheela Premaraj is an Associate Professor of Orthodontics and the Director of Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. She is a full time faculty member teaching and supervising resident clinics, inadditon to mentoring residents in their research activities. She received her orthodontic training at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and served as a full time faculty member at UNMC for more than 10 yrs before she joined NOVA Southeastern University. Her research interest is in oral microbiome and oral diseases. In addition, she also conducts clinical research in sleep related breathing disorders. Dr. Premaraj maintains an active private practice once a week with the faculty practice at College of Dental Medicine.

She has published many articles in peer- reviewed scientific journals and serves as a reviewer for several peer reviewed journals. Dr. Premaraj has written two chapters on :  Sleep Apnea: “What Every Clinician (and Patient) Should Know”, craniofacial growth series.  She serves at various capacities in national and international organizations, ADEA and IADR. She is also a member of American Association of Orthodontics.

Few recent publications:

1.Thyagaseely Sheela Premaraj, Jacob Stadium, Shyamaly Arya Premaraj, Charles R. Davies, Matthew Dennis and John J. Harrington. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)-Mandibular Advancement Devise (MAD) Combination Therapy for Moderate to Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea-A Preliminary Study, European Journal of Dentistry (EJD), 2020, https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1719220 ISSN 1305-7456

2.Thyagaseely S. Premaraj, Raven Vella, Jennifer chung, Qingqi Lin, panier Hunter, Kori Underwood, Sundaralingam premaraj & Yanjiao Zhou, Ethnic variation of oral microbiota in children. Nature Scientific Reports, 2020, 10(1): 14788 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-71422-y

3. Premaraj TS, Siyeong J, Premaraj S, Kim S, Gu L, Computational fluid dynamics modeling of  pharyngeal airway resistance based on cone-beam computed tomography, Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 2019, 19(6):1950045, 10.1142/S0219519419500453
 
4. Raheleh Miralami, Hani Haider, John G Sharp, Fereydoon Namavar, Curtis W Hartman, Kevin L Garvin, Carlo D Hunter, Thyagaseely Premaraj, Geoffrey M Thiele. Surface nano-modification by ion beam–assisted deposition alters the expression of osteogenic genes in osteoblasts, Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 2019, DOI:10.1177/0954411919858018.
 
5. Premaraj TS, Scott JR, Burns ME, Premaraj SP. CBCT evaluation of volumetric changes in the upper airway following repositioning the mandible to centric relation. In: McNamara JA, Shelgikar AV, eds. Sleep Apnea: What Every Clinician (and Patient) Should Know. Craniofacial Growth Series, Center for Human Growth and Development, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2018;54:381-399.

6. Premaraj SP, Luong B, Sung K, Premaraj TS. Cervical spine angles, Craniocervical posture, Neck length and Oropharyngeal airway analyses of sleep apnea patients in both supine and upright positions: A retrospective three-dimensional imaging study. In: McNamara JA, Shelgikar AV, eds. Sleep Apnea: What Every Clinician (and Patient) Should Know. Craniofacial Growth Series, Center for Human Growth and Development, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2018;54:319-347.

7. Premaraj TS, Rohani N, Covey D, Premaraj S.  In -Vitro Evaluation of desirable properties of Orthodontic Sealants to Prevent White Spot Lesions, Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research, 2017;1-5.
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